Barragem de Miranda

A road crawls across this 80m-high dam about 1km east of town, and on to Zamora, 55km away in Spain. Even dammed, the gorge is dramatic. You can take a one-hour boat trip through the gorge with Europarques.

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0.55 MILES

Inside the right transept of this handsomely severe 16th-century cathedral, look for the doll-like Menino Jesus da Cartolinha, a Christ child in a…

2. Museu da Terra de Miranda

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This modest but attractive museum sheds light on a unique culture that has preserved age-old traditions into the 21st century. The handsome 17th-century…

3. Old Town

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The backstreets in Miranda's old town hide some dignified 15th-century facades. Some of the finest are along Rua da Costanilha, which runs west off Praça…

4. Miradouro São João das Arribas

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Just outside the village of Aldeia Nova, this viewpoint 8km northeast of Miranda do Douro sits adjacent to the clifftop chapel of São João das Arribas,…

5. Miradouro Penha das Torres


Opposite the Presa de Castro dam, about 12km upstream from Miranda do Douro near the village of Paradela, the park's easternmost viewpoint is famous as…

6. Miradouro Fraga do Puio

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Overlooking a dramatic bend in the Douro just south of the village of Picote, this viewpoint is a dramatic spot to watch the sunset.

7. San Pedro de la Nave

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This lonely 7th-century church, about 24km northwest of Zamora, is a rare and outstanding example of Visigoth church architecture, with blended Celtic,…

8. Castillo

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This fine, aesthetically restored castle of 11th-century origin is filled with local sculptures; you can also climb the tower and walk the ramparts. The…